Duo's "2-factor" authentication adds an extra layer of security to protect University data. Offered to faculty and staff, it works like this: a person wants access to a University system. They enter their NinerNET username and password as they always do. At this point, they're asked to further verify their identity by completing one more step of their choice. Once this step is completed, such as accepting a request sent to their mobile phone, they're given access.
Greg Verret, assistant controller of compliance in the Department of Financial Services, uses Duo with his University accounts. He’s been using it with his personal email account and appreciates its simplicity. “Since I almost always have my phone with me at work, I’ve found that the Duo system is fairly convenient to use,” said Verret.
Want to Request Duo? Just complete a brief request form. For more information, see Duo FAQs, contact the IT Service Desk at x. 7-5500 or visit the Walk-Up IT Service Desk in Atkins Library, 140C.